Shillong (Meghalaya) , Sep 28 : The Election Commission of India on Tuesday announced holding of the bye-elections to the three Assembly seats in Meghalaya on October 30.
Electors will be voting to fill three vacant seats in the Meghalaya Assembly.
Polling will held be on October 30 and votes will be counted on November 2.
These three seats where bye-elections will be held are in Mawryngkneng, Rajabala and Mawphlang.
These will be held simultaneously along with 12 other Assembly constituencies in 10 states and 3 parliamentary constituencies in the country.
Mawryngkneng was represented by David Nongrum, who passed away on February 2, Rajabala was represented Dr. Azad Zaman who expired on March 4, both of the Congress, and Mawphlang was represented S. K. Sunn who died on September 10. Sunn who won as an independent candidate later became an associate member of the United Democratic Party.
The decision was taken after the Commission has reviewed the situations related to the pandemic, flood, festivals in certain region.
The ECI also announced that the model code of conduct will come into force with immediate effect in the district(s) in which the whole or any part of the Assembly constituency going for elections is included, subject to partial modification as issued by the Commission.